Family Newsletter * October 13, 2022
-Attributed to Archbishop Oscar Romeo
From the Principal's Office...
We have such an amazing community! One of the hallmarks of our school is that on top of being a great place for children to learn, we are also a school family growing, loving, and laughing together. We love our community events like the Walk-a-thon and our upcoming Trunk or Treat for Halloween.
Thank you to everyone who helped support our Walk-a-thon. This is our main fundraiser which directly supports our school budget. Best practice in Catholic Schools states that our school operating budget should be evenly split between tuition, parish support, and fundraising/other sources. The proceeds from the Walk-a-thon help us to maintain that balance.
Our goal is to raise $5000. That averages to just about $100 per family. This is doable, please help us reach our goal. Donations are due to the school office on Monday, October 17.
Trunk or Treat
When we had to shift gears over the past couple of years, one of the community events that consistently gets rave reviews is our Trunk or Treat instead of classroom parties for Halloween. This year, we will be marching our costume parade to Mrs. Betty's house and back and then trunk or treating in the parking lot. If you would like to join us, please contact Mrs. Harnish at 269.792.2016. We need volunteers to walk with the Costume Parade and lots of people who are willing to open and decorate their trunks and hand out candy. Please remember that we do have students with tree nut allergies. If you are willing to bring allergen free treats (no tree nuts) Mrs. Harnish will have a special sign for your trunk. More details are below.
St. Therese and Sts. Cyril and Methodius, pray for us!
Virtue of the Week October 17-23: Courtesy
Prayer: Dear Jesus, Help me to show respect toward others in my words, manners, and body language.
Listen to the Virtue Minute to learn about St. Vincent de Paul and the virtue of Courtesy.
Trunk or Treat-October 28
Our plan is to parade just around the corner to Mrs. Betty's house and then circle back to school for Trunk or Treating fun. If you would like to participate by volunteering to decorate your trunk and hand out treats, please contact Jessica in the office. For the safety of our students, volunteers must be Virtus trained and have a current criminal background check on file.
The virtual auction during Catholic Schools Week is a big hit and raises money for our Home and School group. They support so many of the activities and extras through the year. In order to have donations for the auction, we need to start now. We have everything you need to get going, we just need someone to help us put it all together. If you are willing to help, let us know!
- LCAB Members
- Catholic Schools Week Virtual Auction
- Library Chaperones for 10/18, 11/15, 11/29/ 12/13 Walking to Henika-Chaperones
All school volunteers are required to be Virtus trained (available online) and have a current criminal background check. You may complete the Virtus training at www.Virtus.org>>First Time Registrant.
Criminal background check (iChat) forms can be found here and may be turned in at the office.
All Hallow's Eve Retreat-October 31
Friday, October 14
Teachers are in professional development all-day
Monday, October 17
Walk-a-thon Donations due to office
Tuesday, October 18
Library-Chaperone still needed to walk with classrooms!
Wednesday, October 19
Half-Day 11:45 dismissal, no dismissal bus
School Improvement meeting for staff in the afternoon
Thursday, October 20
9:30 School Mass
Monday, October 24
School Picture Retakes
Wednesday, October 26
Kindergarten-Sixth Grade will be going to the Community Garden to (finally) dig our potatoes and pick our popcorn. Permission slips can be found in Family Portal>>Web Forms>>Digging Potatoes.
Thursday, October 27
9:30 am School Mass
Friday, October 28
Morning: Preschool Halloween
2:30 pm Trunk or Treat @ St. Therese
Monday, October 31
9-11:25 All School Retreat: All Hallows Eve preparing for All Saints and All Souls Day
Tuesday, November 1
10 am Mass at SSCM, All Saint's Day
Wednesday, November 2
9:30 am All Souls Day Service
Thursday, November 3
*If your child has run a fever, they need to be fever free for at least 24 hours (without using medications) to return to school.
*We have at home Covid tests available at no charge. You may request one (or more) in the office.